Category Archives: Silencer Shop Authority

In August of 2015, Modern Rifleman and leading suppressor retailer, Silencer Shop, joined forces to bring hands-on reviews to readers across the United States. This section is the fastest growing of all categories here at Modern Rifleman.

Silencer Shop Authority: Reviewing the Erector By Q

The National Firearms Act of 1934 and subsequent “add-ons” was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever forced upon American gun owners. Forget that it requires registration information and regulates inanimate objects like barrels, stocks, design shapes and trigger mechanisms for a moment. The NFA restriction of silencers, devices that can’t actually do anything on their own, hinders their… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Q Full and Half Nelson Review

While at SHOT Show last January, I had the immense privilege of attending an event called Q Ball. As you might suspect, given the location and the name, Q Ball was a party thrown by none other than the folks at Q and while it was a raucous event to say the least, it was also a first-glimpse opportunity to… Read more »

Silencer Shop Introduces Money Back Guarantee

The purveyors of fine NFA wares at Silencer Shop just keep pouring it on. The SID kiosks introduced last year almost totally offset the fingerprinting and paperwork headaches brought about by ATF 41F and just last week, they announced the start of their new electronic Form 1 processing service to a massively positive response. The revolutionary new system makes Form… Read more »

Submitting NFA Form 1 Applications with Silencer Shop

Life just got a whole lot easier for people looking to make their own short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and DIY silencers. After months of development, Silencer Shop’s electronic Form 1 submissions are now live. Thanks to the crew down in Austin, I had the chance to be a beta tester for the new platform last week and today, I’m going… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Rugged Suppressors Oculus 22 Review

If there’s a crowded portion of the suppressor market, it’s undoubtedly the rimfire/.22 caliber segment. Often viewed as “gateway drugs” to the world of quieter shooting, .22 silencers offer the least bang for the buck (no, literally the least noise) and they’re also often cheaper than centerfire suppressors. Thanks to these factors, there are dozens of competitive options out there;… Read more »

Dead Air and Silencer Shop Back Together

After almost a year and a half of separation, two of the silencer industry’s best companies are finally back together. That’s right, Silencer Shop and Dead Air Armament have formally announced the restoration of their partnership and their whole lineup of suppressors are now available through Powered By Silencer Shop dealers and SID kiosks around the country. There’s no question,… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Integra 5.56mm Review

Suppressing the legendary 5.56mm rifle round in short barrels is a challenge that silencer manufacturers have attempted to master for decades. Containing a large amount of deflagrating powder as it leaves the muzzle results in extreme heat, pressure and blowback – forcing even the best scientists and engineers to make trade offs. Not to mention the supersonic crack generated when that ~75 grain projectile… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Spike’s Tactical Buckwheat Review

I just finished writing letters to all of the members of congress who are supposed to represent my interests in Washington. Mind you, not in support of the Hearing Protection Act, which I have also done (you should as well), but petitioning them to enact a “Rimfire Suppression Awareness Month”. The joys of shooting silenced, subsonic .22 long rifle firearms… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Ti-Rant 9M Review

Back in 2013, I made my first suppressor purchase – a SilencerCo Octane 45 HD. At the time, my decision made a lot of sense as I didn’t have any other cans and caliber flexibility was paramount to me. In the four years following that purchase, I’ve learned quite a lot about myself as a shooter and silencer enthusiast, primarily that… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: DaVinci Arms Bambino Review

I am going to start the review of the DaVinci Arms Bambino silencer with a bold statement: suppressed rimfire shooting is the best kept secret in the entire firearms world. There, I said it. But in all seriousness, if you live in a state that allows it, a quality rimfire suppressor (and appropriate host) is pretty much required kit. They are… Read more »